Latin Love Elegy – ONLINE


From 2.00pm until 5.00pm



Latin Love Elegy - ONLINE
Saturday 30th May 2020 2-5pm

Never before had a culture produced the kind of poetry seen in the early 1st century AD.  Love Elegy was a new genre written by professional poets who were ‘militia amoris’ – fighting in love’s army.  Love Elegy contains poems which explore the ecstasy of the agony of being in love with a woman of the ‘demi-monde’.  Love elegists including Catullus, Tibullus, Propertius and Ovid form the main focus of this seminar together with a look at the culture within which they produced this extraordinary style of writing.  Participants will receive a list of the poems to be covered in advance of the seminar so that they can familiarise themselves with the texts.

For more information and to book go to:, email, call Gina on 07828199547